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Wishin and Hopin.

20 March 2017 19:44:11

for this beautiful Aurum Cretium to flower, but with this horrible weather forcast for the next few days I might end up 'thinkin and prayin'. This Arum suffered during the bad winters of 2010/2011 when a lot of the tubers rotted. However, after a few years it has increased again and now looks as if it is back to where it was. 

I hope with the title of the journal that I have not given anyone ear worm. I know that most of the contributors here don't have a clue who Dusty Springfield was.

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PeterW PeterW 20 March 2017 19:54:41

Hopefully these frosts aren't as bad as forecasted and maybe worse on higher ground. The ony springfield i know is in The Simpsons haha

Jacinta D Jacinta D 20 March 2017 20:24:29

That's beautiful, Mary. Saw one over on Facebook today and was smitten.

I'm not too young to remember Dusty Springfield. That was a blast from the past alright but a great song.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 March 2017 20:56:27

Ask you Mam, Peter. When July comes I am sure I will be suffering from Blue Bayou. Jacinta, years ago I use to see them at the Dublin Alpine Show being exhibited and one year some nursery has them for sale.

JoanG JoanG 20 March 2017 21:36:54

It's coming on well indeed Mary, so fingers crossed it will survive the weather of the next few days.  Always happy to be reminded of Dusty Springfield's songs too!

accsean accsean 20 March 2017 21:37:43

A great song indeed. She had a song with the Pet shop boys as well, Peter, you may have heard that. Hope that Arum flowers okay for you, Mary

Jackie Jackie 21 March 2017 07:37:03

Unfortunately, I'm not too young either lol. I'm sure your Arum will be fine, look forward to the pictures. 

Geranimojess Geranimojess 21 March 2017 09:19:38

Dusty Springfield alias Mary O Brien...we ain't all nippers ya know...

TerriShoos TerriShoos 21 March 2017 12:03:16

Was she really Mary O'Brien? Never knew that. I remember her well, though, couldn't wait to be allowed to do the bouffant hair and eyeliner, but by the time I was that age it was out of fashion. Story of my life... too young for bouffants, too old for Goth LOL...

Geranimojess Geranimojess 21 March 2017 12:19:50

Terri...One thing I've learned in Life is not to go with the flow...be your own Woman and do what you want to and not what Fashion dictates...I've always lived by that philosophy and hump the begrudgers...I'm still around to bugger some people off and I love it...

Yes Mary Isobelle Catherine O Brien was her real Name but could you see that Name selling Records...me neither...

DecfromTipp DecfromTipp 21 March 2017 17:07:49

Think I had a crush on her when I was young .. 

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 22 March 2017 08:12:06

The weather wasn't as bad as forecast, however, Paddy is reading the there is heavy snow in Cork this morning. Dull and grey here, but not cold.

Jackie Jackie 22 March 2017 08:45:28

Torrential rain here during the night and this morning, looks like it's brightening up a bit now though. Hope we don't get snow!!!! 

Geranimojess Geranimojess 22 March 2017 13:46:07

This must be a 1st for the N/W...lovely and Sunny here all Morning and I managed to get the replacement Gate finished and Stained and ready for hanging when it's dry....may leave it until tomorrow....though I just remembered I've a Hospital Appointment...not in any great hurry cause' I also want to stain the surrounding Timber Railings as well...


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